Riverfront 47 inching closer to start of park and trail

August 16, 2018 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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Design team finalists for the Riverfront 47 park and trail have been whittled to four, developers announced.

They include two Pittsburgh-based firms, Environmental Planning and Design and LaQuatra Bonci .

Environmental Planning and Design was the master planner for Aspinwall Riverfront Park, which abuts the R47 property.

LaQuatra Bonci’s projects include the Frick Environmental Center, a certified Living Building that achieved platinum LEED status.

Also in the running to formulate the trail that will wind 1.5 miles through Aspinwall, O’Hara and Sharpsburg are Balmori Associates of New York City and Olin of Philadelphia.

Firms were chosen in response to a national request for proposals distributed by the National Association of Planning Professionals and American Institute of Landscape architects.

Final interviews are scheduled for Aug. 28.

Riverfront 47 is a proposed mixed-use development expected to bring 500 housing units, light industry and retail shops. Development plans have not yet been submitted. It is a project of The Mosites Company and Fox Chapel resident Susan Crookston.

Crookston, project manager for the park and trail, said an advisory group comprised of specialists and local officials weighed in on the finalists.

The group includes Davitt Woodwell, president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Darla Cravotta, manager of special projects for Allegheny County, and Trish Klatt, board president of Aspinwall Riverfront Park…

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